Salem Reporter - COVID-19 Local News Fund

Give to support Salem Reporter as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.


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We’re expanding, not shrinking, our coverage of Salem during this pandemic because it’s so essential for the community.
Our reporting team at Salem Reporter is working long, hard hours to bring you credible, up-to-date information on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
We are posting stories online with verified facts from authoritative sources. The news team is keeping up with the ever-changing situation with schools, with the challenges to businesses and employers and with the health of the community. We just added photographers to help chronicle how life is changing before our eyes.
At Salem Reporter, we decided it was an essential public service to provide free access to our stories on coronavirus. We will continue to do so. We don’t want a single family, a single employer left to guess what to do because they can’t get the right information.
To allow that to continue, you can help with a tax-deductible donation – yes, tax deductible – to be sure we can keep our staff going. Help us today and we’ll help you in the challenging weeks and months to come. Our support from the community is growing, and we invest that right back into expanding news coverage as much as we can possibly afford to do so. We’re dependent on the people of Salem. Help us today with your deduction and we’ll help Salem face and overcome this once-in-a-lifetime community crisis.
Thank you for your time and considering joining us as a partner.

Les Zaitz, editor and CEO, Salem Reporter

Salem Reporter - COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.

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COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)